Recently, I had the opportunity to try out a CBD Gua Sha Facial in Denver, CO at Color Up Therapeutics by Ashley Deckard of a.d. esthetics. Gua Sha facials have become all the rage online lately, with many Influencers promoting the benefits of this ancient practice. Having never tried a facial before I was intrigued to try out the CBD Gua Sha Facial.
After experiencing this offering I’d have to say it was the best CBD Gua Sha Facial I’ve ever had,
conveniently located at Color Up Therapeutics in Denver, CO!
My first exposure to this practice was on social media where many people were promoting the at-home self-care of gua sha. Everyone seemed to have that handy little tool used to massage one’s face. I even purchased one myself so I could start to familiarize myself with the practice.
After watching a few videos online I knew there had to be a lot of benefits to gua sha facials, adding in the additional benefits of CBD and it was sure to be a winner.
What Is A CBD Gua Sha Facial?
Gua sha, pronounced gwa sha involves moving a flat stone over one’s skin in order to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. Gua sha is an ancient Chinese facial treatment that uses heat to loosen skin cells and stimulate circulation.
A CBD gua sha facial incorporates CBD oil into the process. CBD (cannabidiol) is the non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant. CBD oil in skin care won’t get you high because it doesn’t have the mind-altering properties of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD oil has been shown to reduce inflammation and redness, so it can help to calm down irritated skin. It also contains antioxidants that can help to protect against free radicals, which can cause damage to cells. Utilizing CBD into the gua sha facial provides added benefits of anti-inflammatory practices used to let your skin relax.
Benefits Of CBD Gua Sha Facials
CBD gua sha facials are a great way to detoxify your body and clear out any impurities. They’re especially effective at removing toxins from the pores and stimulating blood flow. This helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while reducing inflammation and redness.
According to Ashley Deckard of a.d. esthetics, “The holistic benefits of gua sha and CBD extend well beyond a luxurious and glow-getting facial treatment. They work together to reduce inflammation and induce deep relaxation that has a profound benefit on the skin and body.”
CBD gua sha facials help achieve immediately noticeable results in the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, dark circles, puffy eyes and sagging skin due to the techniques utilized in this facial fusion therapy. Through the process of increasing mobility and movement through massage the skin is naturally able to remove obstructions that lead to acne, rosacea, puffiness and more.
Benefits of CBD Gua Sha Facials Include:
Renewed Facial Contour
Reduced Inflammation / Puffiness of the Skin
Brightness of Skin
Minimize Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Pain Reduction in Face/Neck
The CBD Gua Sha Experience – Color Up Therapeutics
Color Up Therapeutics is an education-based CBD company focused on creating clean, active products for professionals to utilize in services. Color Up Therapeutics opened their wellness center in 2017 in Denver, CO as a safe space for everyone exposing consumers to cannabis education, community and clean products. Color Up’s award-winning CBD products are formulated with the finest botanical extracts, plant oils, and clinically proven active ingredients.
I had the opportunity to experience a CBD Gua Sha Facial by Ashley Deckard, of a.d. esthetics at Color Up Therapeutics. From the moment I walked in the door I was greeted by the tranquinn aesthetics of Color Up combining walls of clean CBD products and lively green plants.
Ashley greeted me in her space by asking more about my skincare regimen and what I expected from the facial. As someone who’s never had a facial, and is prone to tense facial muscles I was excited to let Ashley work her magic!
Throughout the facial Ashley explained the benefits of CBD gua sha facial from anti-inflammatory benefits, reducing puffiness and redness and lymphatic draining. When she began to use the gua sha stone we discussed whether it was important to have a specific stone such as rose quartz or jade. Ashley concluded that the tool isn’t as important as the technique which is great advice for at-home self care!
Ashley offered a really amazing neck massage halfway through the facial with the gua sha tool that I could feel was getting deep into the tissue and promoting lymphatic draining. She used similar techniques to massage my face with the tool applying various Color Up products throughout the facial.
What I loved about the CBD gua sha facial at Color Up was that you could purchase any of the products used immediately after the facial. Having already used Color Up’s CBD facial cleanser and moisturizer it was fun to try out some other products that I could add to my collection. Ashley finished up the facial with a lovely mist leaving my face feeling fresh with an oh so amazing glow! I could quickly see from the before and after photo that the amount of inflammation and puffiness in my face had drastically decreased after the facial.
Since this was my first facial and first CBD gua sha facial I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after having enjoyed this experience I would have to say I would definitely come back. Ashley was a true master of her trade which was expressed through her facial techniques. If you are looking for a reputable CBD retailer, and a great place to get a CBD gua sha facial look no further than Color Up Therapeutics in Denver, CO. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
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